Sarah Bucher, voice & piano instructor; Lyric Soprano
Sarah Bucher founded Bella Musica in 2012. She holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Wright State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Business Management from Wittenberg University. Sarah has taught private voice lessons at both public and private schools in the Dayton area, including Stiver’s School for the Arts and at her in-home studio. Both her voice and piano students have participated and earned Superior ratings in state solo and ensemble contests and the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival Competitions. Sarah is an active member of the Dayton Music Club and NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing). With over ten years of teaching experience, Sarah enjoys teaching beginners and advancing artists alike.
Sarah has been a guest vocal director for two shows with the Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg (a musical theater organization for kids 4th through 12th grade with an emphasis on education through performance). She looks forward to being able to direct more shows with this group and others.
In addition to teaching and directing, Sarah also enjoys performing regularly. Her expressive lyric soprano voice has led to the roles of Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Lisa in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Geraldine in Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, and Lucy Lockit in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. She has also earned the title roles in Suor Angelica and Arabella. Sarah was the winner of the Wright State University Concerto-Aria Competition and was a finalist in the university’s Honors Recital competition. She has been a featured soloist in the Wright State University Arts Gala, with Musica! (Dayton), and the soprano soloist for the Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church annual production of the Messiah. OperaWorks Advanced Artist summer program recently chose Sarah to participate in their training and production of an original opera. Sarah also created and directs Vocal-Improvisation Night for undergraduate music majors at Wright State University. Currently, Sarah sings with the Dayton Opera Chorus and was recently heard as a principal with Opera Project Columbus.
Sarah lives in Bellbrook, Ohio with her husband, Eric; eldest daughter, Lydia, and twins, Alyssa & Bryson.
- Voice Lessons all skill levels
- Vocal Coaching & Audition Prep
- Piano Lessons beginning through intermediate skill levels
- Music Theory tutoring
- Vocal Directing
- Vocal Soloist for Special Events
Sarah will be returning to teaching from her maternity leave beginning in 2018. Her teaching schedule is now forming. Please contact her to reserve your lesson slot!
Bella Musica voice students may participate only if invited by their teachers. Spots in the master class are reserved on a “first-come-first-serve” basis. Any Bella Musica voice student who is not participating in this master class is encouraged to attend and learn from their peers and other teachers. Also, they can see what to expect for when they participate in a master class.
Bella Musica students may combine with other voice studios for master classes and/or the master class will be conducted by a guest clinician with Sarah as facilitator. Students will have the opportunity to perform and then have a “mini” lesson with a teacher who is not their own.
Ask Sarah if you have any questions!
Sarah Bucher is an amazing vocal coach and an awesome singer! I was insecure and nervous about our first lesson, but Sarah understood how I felt. She created a relaxed and productive learning environment right away. I’ve learned a lot about matching pitch, breathing, and choosing appropriate literature.
I am in my third year of lessons at Bella Musica, and I really love it! My teacher, Sarah B., has helped me to develop my voice from scratch and to learn music theory in the process. I look forward to my lesson each week. If you’re interested in lessons, I can’t recommend Bella Musica enough.
I signed up for music lessons because I was very self-conscience about my changing voice. Sarah was extremely chill about it and never made me feel bad about the hilarious sounds I’m sure I was making. It’s been so much fun and I’ve continued lessons just because of what a nice break it is from the regular humdrum of normal “adulting.” 10/10 would recommend!
Sarah teaches me great. She listens to my stories but also gets done on time.